Psychoeducational Testing

We provide comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations for

children and adolescents.

Who are your testing clients?

We specialize in psychological and psychoeducational evaluations of children and adolescents.  

 

What types of evaluations do you offer?

We offer a range of testing and assessment services:      

  • Psychoeducational Evaluations

  • Comprehensive Psychological Evaluations

  • ADHD Evaluations

  • Private School Admissions and Advanced Academic (Gifted Testing

  • Accommodations testing/placement testing for SATACT, GRELSATGMAT, MCAT

 

When can evaluations be helpful?

If you have concerns about learning, attention and executive functioning, behavior, development, or social skills, an evaluation could be helpful to determine if there is an underlying disorder causing your concerns versus immaturity, lack of study skills, or typical developmental issues. Our evaluators have extensive experience evaluating learning disorders (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia), attention (ADHD and ADD) and executive functioning disorders, giftedness, emotional and behavioral disorders (anxiety, depression, OCD, other mood disorders, and disruptive behavioral disorders), and Autism Spectrum disorders.

 

What can I expect?

The testing process typically starts with an initial intake session where the evaluator meets with you or your child to collect detailed background information relevant to your concerns. Following the intake session, testing session(s) will be scheduled to administer psychological, educational, social, emotional, and behavioral assessments as relevant. The length and number of tests sessions will be determined by schedules, age and attention span of your child, and the type and number of assessments needed to answer your referral questions. Finally, an interpretive feedback session will be scheduled to review the results of the evaluation and go over the personalized recommendations based on the evaluation data.

 

What will come out of an evaluation?

Testing will help to identify the underlying causes of learning, social, emotional, or behavioral problems. As a result of an evaluation, you will receive a comprehensive written evaluation report outlining and interpreting the results. The evaluation report will include any diagnoses that may be relevant. In addition, you will also be provided with personalized recommendations and a plan for moving forward based on the testing results.

 

Why should my child be evaluated by a school psychologist or school psychologist resident at
Think Happy Live Healthy?

All of our school psychologists have spent time working in local public school systems, which makes them uniquely qualified to understand children and their school-related difficulties.   We offer families a unique skill set that sets us apart from other evaluation centers.  We provide each individual with an extensive report and meet with the family to discuss the specific and individualized recommendations for the road to success.  We understand how to work with schools and get children and adolescents the support they need to thrive in school.

Do we offer evaluations to support accommodations on high stakes tests?

As we approach standardized “testing season,” we want to highlight that we do offer evaluations that may help. We have been getting inquiries about whether we conduct evaluations that can be used to support applications for accommodations on high stakes tests. Yes, our psychologists do conduct these types of evaluations.

 

If you or your child will be taking a standardized test in order to get into college, graduate school, law school, or medical school, you may be entitled to reasonable accommodations if you have a mental or physical disability like a learning disability or ADHD. We can conduct evaluations if you are planning to take the following high stakes tests:

  • SAT

  • ACT

  • GRE

  • LSAT

  • GMAT

  • MCAT

 

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), you/your child may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to fairly participate in an academic program, test, or job. The accommodations you may receive depend on the type of disability and degree of impairment. Every standardized test has specific requirements and deadlines regarding requesting accommodations. The testing organizations are responsible for granting or denying requests for accommodations, and many require recent psychological or psychoeducational evaluations to help inform their decisions.

 

We conduct psychological and psychoeducational evaluations that include a comprehensive clinical interview to help us understand important psychological, medical, educational, and social background information as well as current functioning. We also review relevant medical, psychological, and school records. We then administer psychological tests to evaluate abilities and current functioning as relevant. Evaluations may include assessments of general cognitive abilities, academic achievement (reading, writing, and/or math), executive functioning, attention and concentration, and social/emotional functioning. After we complete the evaluation, we will write a comprehensive report that integrates our findings including any relevant diagnoses and recommendations for treatment. We then offer a feedback session to share the report and review the results and recommendations.

 

This is a stressful time and we may be able to help. Please reach out to info@thinkhappylivehealthy.com for further inquiries.